librium

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Librium is a long-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug (anti-anxiety drug, psychiatric drug).

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Dr. Peter C. Duic answered:

What is Librium used for?

Alcohol dependence +

Benzodiazepine
this is a benzodiazepine, the same class as xanax and valium, two drugs more commonly heard of on the street. physicians have used this particular drug for many years to help ease withdrawal from alcohol abuse / dependence. It has a long half life, meaning it's effect lasts for a prolonged time in the body which makes it useful for preventing withdrawal. It may be used for simple anxiety as well.
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Which is better, librium vs xanax?

Both

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Both of these medications are antianxiety medications. Which will be most effective for an individual depends on many factors. Consult your doctor about which might be best for you.
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Dr. Stuart Wasser answered:

What can be considered a librium OD?

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Overdose
Taking so much that you level of function is reduced
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How come librium doesn't work like valium?

A little different

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It depends on the effect you're looking for. Librium and Valium are both fairly long-acting benzodiazepines, but Valium may be a little more potent as an anxiolytic. Valium may also be more lipid soluble, getting into the brain more quickly than Librium. Librium's effect may be delayed also because the parent compound is less potent than its metabolites.
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Dr. Alan H. Ali answered:

What is the treatment for librium overdose?

Librium OD

Overdose
Stabilize physiologic functions & vital signs in ER.
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Dr. Paul Pancner answered:

Can librium and lorazepam be taken together?

Not a good idea

Lorazepam
I'm not sure why you would. Both are in the same classification of meds, namely benzodiazepines. Both are central nerve system depressants and similarly in the brain. The risk of overdosing or causing respiratory depression is high.
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Dr. Stuart Wasser answered:

What are the side effects of the drug librium?

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Sedative
Like any sedative, it can cause sedation, tolerance, and a loss of inhibitory control. However, its long half-life makes it a good drug to use to wean from other sedatives.
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Dr. James B. Fox answered:

Is 10 mg librium as effective as 10 mg valium?

May be subjective

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You may find that 10mg Librium is not as effective as 10mg of Valium since they are not equivalent. However, such medications are prescribed based on symptom relief which is subjective so it may be enough in some people. Talk to a psychiatrist to get an answer tailored to your specific situation.
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Is it safe to take atarax while taking librium?

Caution advised

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Caution is advised: with this combination of medications as it may increase risk of central nervous system depression (additive effects).
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Dr. Alan H. Ali answered:

Klonopin, valium, or librium. Do they all sedate?

Sedatives

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All have sedative effects, dose related.
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